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managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel

5th Anniversary & International Diabetes Day

diabetes1Today is this blog’s 5th anniversary. (The English version, the Hebrew is a few months older.)

Today is also International Diabetes Day. A coincidence?

In honour of the later event I decided to check what’s new on the official diabetes sites. And you know what? Nothing!

One would think that with all the public talk about how sugar is bad for you and WHO lowering the recommended sugar amounts, there should be some change in official recommendations. But not on the sites I checked: (Israeli) Health Ministry’s diabetes section, Israeli Diabetes Association, and Kupat Cholim Clalit (the others are probably very similar). They all still claim that diabetes is:

* a problem with too high blood sugar – kind of correct; the high blood sugar is a symptom but not the cause,

* a chronic disease, i.e. there’s no cure (btw, that definition of “chronic” can be argued) – correct for Type 1, definitely wrong for Type 2, and

* to balance your blood sugar you have to ‘eat-high fiber low fat-exercise-take your meds’ etc. – true that for Type 1 you will still need to take some insulin, but for Type 2 you can stabilize your blood sugar just by the right food choices. And they are not high-fiber-low-fat.

Here are two some interesting lectures about curing diabetes Type 2:

Dr. Sara Hallberg

Dr. Jason Fung

Hopefully by next year’s anniversary I’ll be able to tell you better news…

 

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